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Top 10 Engagement Ring Facts and Trends

TOP TEN ENGAGEMENT FACTS & TRENDS On average, it takes a groom 3 months to find an engagement ring. Americans spent over 7.0 billion dollars on wedding & engagement rings in 2010. 21% of brides will actually visit a retailer in-person without her fiancé. Although more & more grooms are straying from the Z month salary adage, 1 in 4 grooms spent more than he originally budgeted. $5,130. Average cost of an engagement ring in 2011 is 65% 31% being of brides are involved in the ring selection, with nearly "very involved" –meaning, they shopped for and/or purchased the ring with their groom. Most popular diamond shapes: 53% 30% ROUND PRINCESS OUR TIP: Never finalize a ring size in the morning (people retain salt from the night before); after exercise (fingers swell); or in extreme cold or heat. Most popular engagement ring metal: white gold /3% 57% 10% 43% In 2011 proposed privately propose publicly. Only of grooms "winged" it. DID YOU KNOW? 10 Long ago, women could propose to men on Leap Day. Any man who refused was forced to pay a forfeit, such as a silk dress or a dozen pairs of gloves. 77% of grooms proposed on bended knee. Sources: 2011 Engagement & Jewelry Statistics & 2011 Wedding Statistics from the Wedding Channel and the Knot, Elizabeth Diamond Company, Business Insider. Sumply Brulal

Top 10 Engagement Ring Facts and Trends

shared by SimplyBridal on Dec 03
Brides-to-be come to us to help choose their dream wedding dress, coordinate their bridesmaid dresses, or pick out a veil or a piece of jewelry. However, we were always curious about the proposal. So ...



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